HC Deb 16 March 1948 vol 448 c1868
32. Mr. Symonds

asked the Minister of Pensions if he will devise a scheme whereby ex-Service men with one artificial leg can obtain, with every boot or shoe provided for the artificial leg, two boots or shoes for the sound leg, so as to allow for the extra wear and tear due to the unnatural tread and to the extra weight on the sound leg.

The Minister of Pensions (Mr. Buchanan)

When initially an ex-Service man is provided with an artificial leg he is also supplied, free of charge, with a pair of light shoes if required. I am, however, giving sympathetic consideration to the point raised by my hon. Friend and will write to him on the matter.

Mr. Symonds

Would the Minister expedite consideration of this, as members of the Limbless Ex-Servicemen's Association feel very keenly about the matter?

Mr. Buchanan

When my hon. Friend knows me better, he will understand that with me sympathetic consideration means no delay.